The day went pretty well today.
The first part of the day was a little tricky. Biking through Utica (just east of New York Mills) is terrible. No bike lanes and limited sidewalks combined with a substantial detour made it a rather unenjoyable city.
It started getting hilly just before Little Falls. I could definitely tell I’m brushing the southern Adirondack mountains. In Little Falls, the Erie Canal Trail continues east. I followed it through the Mohawk Valley.
Another great people experience occurred today in St. Johnsville. I stopped at a hot dog stand outside of a store on main street. The guy running the stand ended up giving me the food for free.
We talked for a few minutes after eating and I thanked him for the food.
I followed the canal trail all of the way to Amsterdam.
1,503 miles on the odometer for the trip. It is going quick!